Pochettino signs new five year deal.

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Dom Le Roy

Mauricio Pochettino has handed Spurs a huge boost by signing a new five-year contract worth up to £8.5million-a-year.

The new deal, which will run to 2023, makes the Argentine one of the highest earning managers in the Premier League behind Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.

He has been rewarded for guiding the club into the Champions League for three seasons on the spin despite a much smaller budget than that of his rivals and it means he will lead the club into the new stadium.

A plethora of clubs such as Premier league rivals Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich were among the admirers of Pochettino, however Daniel Levy has convinced the 46-year-old that he can achieve his ambitions in North London.

The announcement is perfect timing for Spurs with Zinedine Zidane’s future likely to be the subject of debate after Saturday’s Champions League final against Liverpool defeat or not

As recently as a few weeks ago Pochettino raised doubts over his future by urging Levy to back him in entering a new phase with Spurs, however the pair held positive talks last week and have now struck an agreement and now Pochettino plans a £150million overhaul of his Tottenham squad this summer to try to secure a first piece of silverware with the club.

Toby Alderweireld is still expected to head the list of players departing however Pochettino’s new contract will help Spurs keep all their stars that are loyal to their manager with Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen, Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen all set to be offered new contracts.

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